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Two students working - The McClay LibraryThe McClay Library brings together wide-ranging library, computing and media services in a single location, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology. 

Study facilities include both places for quiet study and significant provision for group work, allowing students to follow their own individual learning style. Training provided by Information Services is also based in the building.

The library's extensive book and journal collections support teaching and research in the arts and humanities, science and engineering, the social sciences and law.

The McClay Library is situated in College Park, at the top of Botanic Avenue.
Address: The McClay Library, 10 College Park, Belfast, BT7 1LP
Tel: 028 9097 6135

Email: General Enquiries - 
Email: Issue Desk -


About The McClay Library - for more information about the Library
Getting Started Videos - Guides to using The McClay Library
The McClay Library - Student Views

The ground floor of The McClay Library stays open until 2.00am throughout the week during term time.


McClay Opening Hours 2019-20

Floor Plans

Ground Floor Plan - includes the Borrower Services Desk; Short Loan Collection; IT Service Desk and Language Centre.

Floor 1 - includes Special Collections and Archives Enquiries; Special Collections and Archives; C.S.Lewis Reading Room.

Floor 2‌ - includes Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Enquiries, and Law and Official Publications.

Floor 3‌ - includes Engineering and Physical Sciences Enquiries.